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  Self-driving truck startup TuSimple raises nearly $100 million
Pete Bigelow | 2019/2/15

TuSimple, a self-driving truck startup based in Beijing, raised new funds that will help the company quickly expand its U.S. fleet and accelerate joint-development projects with major automakers and suppliers.
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German exports to China from U.S. plunge in 2018
Reuters | 2019/1/15

FRANKFURT -- German automakers appealed for tariff-free trade to preserve jobs in Europe and the United States, as the country's auto industry association reported exports of German light vehicles from the United States to China dropped 37 percent last year.

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Regulatory chaos, confusion reign over EV market
Yang Jian | 2019/1/11

SHANGHAI -- The severe downturn in China¡¯s traditional vehicle market in the second half of 2018 caught automakers unprepared.   At the start of the new year, companies find themselves confronted with a thick layer of regulatory chaos and confusion surrounding the electrified vehicle market.  The major uncertainty facing automakers is how the Chinese government will wind down subsidies for electrified vehicles.    Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of   Automotive News China.
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EV startups, glut prod Beijing to dial back on new plants
Yang Jian | 2018/12/21

SHANGHAI -- Behind generous subsidies, Beijing has succeeded in making China the world¡¯s largest market for battery-electric vehicles.   Yet with output rising rapidly and startups sprouting across the country, the government fears capacity is coming online too fast.   So the National Development and Reform Commission, China¡¯s central economic planning agency, this week released a drastically revised version of its policy on investment in the auto industry.    Pictured: Yang Jian is managing editor of   Automotive News China.
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China greenlights tougher auto investment rules
Reuters | 2018/12/21

China's state planner approved tougher new regulations on investment in the auto industry, a draft of which spooked automakers earlier this year, as it tightens the screws on companies adding manufacturing capacity.   The National Development and Reform Commission also said it would ban the establishment of new independent enterprises that make only traditional combustion engines, amid the country's wider push toward new-energy vehicles.

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China prepared to revise technology plan
Bloomberg | 2018/12/14

China is considering plans to delay some targets in its strategy to dominate high-end technologies and to put more focus on shaping industry standards, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.  

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Carmakers must report 2019 fuel economy, carbon credit estimates
Automotive News China | 2018/12/7

Many automakers selling passenger vehicles in China have until Dec. 20 to report their estimated 2019 fleetwide fuel economy and the number of carbon credits they expect their electrified vehicles to generate next year.   The requirement, posted on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology¡¯s website, affects companies with annual production or imports in China totaling 30,000 or more vehicles. 

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  Beijing launches crackdown on low-speed EV production
Automotive News China | 2018/11/13

The Chinese government moved to curb rampant production of low-speed electric vehicles by closing unlicensed manufacturers and halting construction of new plants. 
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Geely 'corrects' rumors about presidential family ties
Reuters | 2018/10/19

BEIJING -- Geely Automobile Holdings, long the subject of speculation about its political ties, moved to dispel a widely held belief its chairman's wife was related to Chinese President Xi Jinping. The automaker, which owns a major stake in Germany's Daimler AG, Swedish automaker Volvo and the firm that makes London black cabs, revealed in a filing the name of Chairman Li Shufu's spouse was Li Wang, and she jointly holds 4.9 million shares in the firm.

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Auto sales post biggest drop in 7 years as growth engine stalls
Reuters | 2018/10/12

BEIJING -- China's car sales fell the most in nearly seven years in September, stoking concerns the world's biggest auto market could contract for the first time in decades amid cooling economic growth and a biting trade war.

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